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Snotnose     

29 Dec 2012 01:47 PM
Eddie Adams from Torrance    [TotalFark]  
BENNNNNNGHAZZZZIII!11!!

29 Dec 2012 02:22 PM
Lionel Mandrake    [TotalFark]  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: BENNNNNNGHAZZZZIII!11!!


Heh...this thread has huge derp potential.  Keep your tinfoil hats handy.

29 Dec 2012 03:56 PM
NateAsbestos     
LIBOR?

29 Dec 2012 04:29 PM
Snarcoleptic_Hoosier    [TotalFark]  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: BENNNNNNGHAZZZZIII!11!!


Solyndra. Fast and Furious. Ambassador Rice.

/Birf Certificate

29 Dec 2012 04:33 PM
KarmicDisaster    [TotalFark]  
WHAR BIRF CIRTIFIK WAER?

29 Dec 2012 04:37 PM
ruetheday69     

Snotnose: Deslidified


Or you can use this as a bookmark and once in a slideshow, click on the bookmark. Another farker hooked me up with this and I would love to pass it along.
javascript:(function(){window.open('h ttp://deslide.clusterfake.net/de % 20s%20lide/g?o=html_table&u='+location .href);})()

29 Dec 2012 04:39 PM
freewill    [TotalFark]  
Underreported? Ridiculous. I remember seeing these in Time magazine.

29 Dec 2012 04:40 PM
Top Geezer     
Missing from the list: United States of America v. Carollo, Goldberg and Grimm. Thank you, Matt Taibbi. And for the rest of the MSM that wasn't bright or intrepid enough to try and even understand the case (much less report on it) and its broader implications on how Wall Street has been screwing America, fark you.

29 Dec 2012 04:44 PM
netcentric     
Benghazi.....

29 Dec 2012 04:45 PM
Korzine     
Is Florida being incredibly incompetent at running their states voting really news anymore? Up next on vastly under reported stories of 2012, the sky is blue!

29 Dec 2012 04:48 PM
studs up     
Fast and Furious is no big deal? Really? Take the us v. them politics out of it (my party right or wrong) and ask yourself if arming the cartels is a good idea. Both Bush AND Obama were stupid about this plan.

29 Dec 2012 04:48 PM
bighairyguy    [TotalFark]  
If Obama was losing, there certainly would have a media whine-fest.

29 Dec 2012 04:49 PM
Sweaty Dynamite     
Number One: Time Magazine still exists.

29 Dec 2012 04:54 PM
The Voice of Doom     
ruetheday69
Or you can use this as a bookmark and once in a slideshow, click on the bookmark. Another farker hooked me up with this and I would love to pass it along.


*cough*

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;-)

29 Dec 2012 04:54 PM
maniacbastard     
The librul MSM and the Soros media mind control. Herpa Derpa

29 Dec 2012 04:55 PM
generallyso     

A highlight from the article.

According to an analysis by Roll Call of Congressional financial disclosure forms, the net worth of the 535 members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives rose to $2.04 billion in 2012, up from $1.65 billion in 2008 - an increase that averages out to nearly three quarters of a million dollars per congress member. All this while the net worth of the average American household declined by more than 20 percent, according to data released in March by the Federal Reserve.

29 Dec 2012 04:57 PM
Krieghund     

studs up: Take the us v. them politics out of it (my party right or wrong) and ask yourself if arming the cartels is a good idea.


First you probably should ask yourself if arming the cartels is actually what happened.

29 Dec 2012 04:59 PM
Boloxor the Insipid     
Drone strikes. Hundreds of people including children killed by robots, and nobody knows.

29 Dec 2012 05:00 PM
jaytkay     

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Eddie Adams from Torrance: BENNNNNNGHAZZZZIII!11!!

Solyndra. Fast and Furious. Ambassador Rice.

/Birf Certificate


An actual poll:

"Do you think that Barack Obama legitimately won the Presidential election this year [2012], or do you think that ACORN stole it for him?"

49% of Republicans say ACORN stole it.

29 Dec 2012 05:01 PM
Eddie Adams from Torrance    [TotalFark]  
I read on the internets that Barack HUSSEIN Obama is black.
Why isn't the drive by gotcha lamestream MSM media reporting this?

29 Dec 2012 05:02 PM
Seth'n'Spectrum     

studs up: Fast and Furious is no big deal? Really? Take the us v. them politics out of it (my party right or wrong) and ask yourself if arming the cartels is a good idea. Both Bush AND Obama were stupid about this plan.


There was nothing wrong with it in principle. We let stuff go through all the time, in order to figure out where it's ending up. This is a tactic that law enforcement has been using forever.

With weapons, though, there will always be some blowback. The only reason F&F got any attention was:
1.) A few Americans were killed.
2.) The ridiculous hollywood-inspired name.

29 Dec 2012 05:09 PM
AcneVulgaris     

Eddie Adams from Torrance: I read on the internets that Barack HUSSEIN Obama is black.
Why isn't the drive by gotcha lamestream MSM media reporting this?


Because he's more of a pleasing coffee-color than black.

29 Dec 2012 05:09 PM
o5iiawah     

studs up: Fast and Furious is no big deal? Really? Take the us v. them politics out of it (my party right or wrong) and ask yourself if arming the cartels is a good idea. Both Bush AND Obama were stupid about this plan.


Operation Wide Receiver used a few hundred firearms with GPS tracking capabilities and was done with the cooperation of the mexican military, police and ATF.

Fast and Furious involved a few thousand firearms and Mexico was left completely in the dark. It was done to bolster the false talking point that 90% of guns used in Mexican crime were legally purchased in the US

There is no equivalency.

29 Dec 2012 05:14 PM
fusillade762    [TotalFark]  
Compare and contrast:

Top Censored Stories of 2013
1. Signs of an Emerging Police State
2. Oceans in Peril
3. Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Worse than Anticipated
4. FBI Agents Responsible for Majority of Terrorist Plots in the United States
5. First Federal Reserve Audit Reveals Trillions Loaned to Major Banks
6. Small Network of Corporations Run the Global Economy
7. 2012: The International Year of Cooperatives
8. NATO War Crimes in Libya
9. Prison Slavery in Today's USA
10. HR 347 Would Make Many Forms of Nonviolent Protest Illegal
11. Members of Congress Grow Wealthier Despite Recession
12. US Joins Forces with al-Qaeda in Syria
13. Education "Reform" a Trojan Horse for Privatization
14. Who Are the Top 1 Percent and How Do They Earn a Living?
15. Dangers of Everyday Technology
16. Sexual Violence against Women Soldiers on the Rise and under Wraps
17. Students Crushed By One Trillion Dollars in Student Loans
18. Palestinian Women Prisoners Shackled during Childbirth
19. New York Police Plant Drugs on Innocent People to Meet Arrest Quotas
20. Stealing from Public Education to Feed the Prison-Industrial Complex
21. Conservatives Attack US Post Office to Break the Union and Privatize Postal Services
22. Wachovia Bank Laundered Money for Latin American Drug Cartels
23. US Covers up Afghan Massacre
24. Alabama Farmers Look to Replace Migrants with Prisoners
25. Evidence Points to Guantánamo Dryboarding

29 Dec 2012 05:14 PM
GreatGlavinsGhost     

Seth'n'Spectrum: studs up: Fast and Furious is no big deal? Really? Take the us v. them politics out of it (my party right or wrong) and ask yourself if arming the cartels is a good idea. Both Bush AND Obama were stupid about this plan.

There was nothing wrong with it in principle. We let stuff go through all the time, in order to figure out where it's ending up. This is a tactic that law enforcement has been using forever.

With weapons, though, there will always be some blowback. The only reason F&F got any attention was:
1.) A few Americans were killed.
2.) The ridiculous hollywood-inspired name.


You forgot one:
3.) The President is near.

29 Dec 2012 05:17 PM
o5iiawah     

Krieghund: studs up: Take the us v. them politics out of it (my party right or wrong) and ask yourself if arming the cartels is a good idea.

First you probably should ask yourself if arming the cartels is actually what happened.


So Brian Terry slipped on a banana peel whilst out on patrol one day?

29 Dec 2012 05:18 PM
GreatGlavinsGhost     

fusillade762: Compare and contrast:

Top Censored Stories of 2013
1. Signs of an Emerging Police State
2. Oceans in Peril
3. Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Worse than Anticipated
4. FBI Agents Responsible for Majority of Terrorist Plots in the United States
5. First Federal Reserve Audit Reveals Trillions Loaned to Major Banks
6. Small Network of Corporations Run the Global Economy
7. 2012: The International Year of Cooperatives
8. NATO War Crimes in Libya
9. Prison Slavery in Today's USA
10. HR 347 Would Make Many Forms of Nonviolent Protest Illegal
11. Members of Congress Grow Wealthier Despite Recession
12. US Joins Forces with al-Qaeda in Syria
13. Education "Reform" a Trojan Horse for Privatization
14. Who Are the Top 1 Percent and How Do They Earn a Living?
15. Dangers of Everyday Technology
16. Sexual Violence against Women Soldiers on the Rise and under Wraps
17. Students Crushed By One Trillion Dollars in Student Loans
18. Palestinian Women Prisoners Shackled during Childbirth
19. New York Police Plant Drugs on Innocent People to Meet Arrest Quotas
20. Stealing from Public Education to Feed the Prison-Industrial Complex
21. Conservatives Attack US Post Office to Break the Union and Privatize Postal Services
22. Wachovia Bank Laundered Money for Latin American Drug Cartels
23. US Covers up Afghan Massacre
24. Alabama Farmers Look to Replace Migrants with Prisoners
25. Evidence Points to Guantánamo Dryboarding


Thank you. Does FARK have a thread for this? If not, why not?

29 Dec 2012 05:19 PM
carnifex2005     
Soros kicking Koch brothers ass.

29 Dec 2012 05:23 PM
ruetheday69     

The Voice of Doom: ruetheday69
Or you can use this as a bookmark and once in a slideshow, click on the bookmark. Another farker hooked me up with this and I would love to pass it along.

*cough*

[i.imgur.com image 676x212]

;-)


Meh.. I use deslide on my own regularly and I never noticed that till someone cut and pasted it as a reply to me. I think it might have been you actually.

29 Dec 2012 05:24 PM
Snotnose     

ruetheday69: Snotnose: Deslidified

Or you can use this as a bookmark and once in a slideshow, click on the bookmark. Another farker hooked me up with this and I would love to pass it along.
javascript:(function(){window.open('h ttp://deslide.clusterfake.net/de % 20s%20lide/g?o=html_table&u='+location .href);})()


I don't unnerstand.  Bookmark that javascript snippet?  If so, how?  If not, bookmark what?  I run Chrome if it matters.

29 Dec 2012 05:28 PM
tinfoil-hat maggie    [TotalFark]  

Lionel Mandrake: Eddie Adams from Torrance: BENNNNNNGHAZZZZIII!11!!

Heh...this thread has huge derp potential.  Keep your tinfoil hats handy.


I do, I do, thanks for looking out for me : )

29 Dec 2012 05:33 PM
jaytkay     

o5iiawah: Fast and Furious involved a few thousand firearms and Mexico was left completely in the dark. It was done to bolster the false talking point that 90% of guns used in Mexican crime were legally purchased in the US


Somebody's been dutifully listening to his AM radio.

29 Dec 2012 05:37 PM
mark12A     
Drone strikes. Hundreds of people including children killed by robots, and nobody knows.

Nobody cares.

29 Dec 2012 05:38 PM
davidphogan     
I'm glad they included the Puerto Rico statehood vote. It seemed like that's more nationally significant than the media has represented it.

29 Dec 2012 05:40 PM
o5iiawah     

jaytkay: Somebody's been dutifully listening to his AM radio.


In other words, what I just posted is correct and you have no evidence to the contrary.

29 Dec 2012 05:48 PM
Darth_Lukecash    [TotalFark]  

mark12A: Drone strikes. Hundreds of people including children killed by robots, and nobody knows.

Nobody cares.


And it wasn't robots. Actual people were flying the drones.

29 Dec 2012 05:52 PM
fusillade762    [TotalFark]  

GreatGlavinsGhost: Thank you. Does FARK have a thread for this? If not, why not?


I've never seen a Project Censored link on Fark. Though I agree that their year end lists should be required reading.

29 Dec 2012 05:57 PM
bingo the psych-o     
I have heard most of these stories reported in the news, the one exception being the water shortage in Yemen. The writers at time need to poke their noses out of their office door once in a while.

Better yet, maybe they should report on the "under-reported" stories.

29 Dec 2012 06:00 PM
P. Yorck     
So in history books this year will be known as either the year when half of all things involved Twitter or the last year when some things didn't involve Twitter.

29 Dec 2012 06:04 PM
BadAttitude4U     

o5iiawah: jaytkay: Somebody's been dutifully listening to his AM radio.

In other words, what I just posted is correct and you have no evidence to the contrary.


You fark sheep and you have no evidence to the contrary. You can't disprove a negative.

Because you heard your farking insane conspiracy theory on a radio doesn't make it any less insane. Trim the sides of your tin foil hat they are sticking out of Rush Limbaugh's ass.

29 Dec 2012 06:15 PM
Lost Thought 00     
I'll give them credit, 2 (Yemen & Caribbean) out of the 10 were actually under reported stories.

29 Dec 2012 06:17 PM
fusillade762    [TotalFark]  

Seth'n'Spectrum: With weapons, though, there will always be some blowback. The only reason F&F got any attention was:
1.) A few Americans were killed.


A few? It was only one, iirc. Unless someone has a citation otherwise.

29 Dec 2012 06:19 PM
KeelingLovesCornholes     
#2 - let's be accurate, Super Storm Sandy devastates Cuba and Haiti. Two countries who don't want our help. Fark 'em. That's why they weren't news.

29 Dec 2012 06:21 PM
Lost Thought 00     

KeelingLovesCornholes: #2 - let's be accurate, Super Storm Sandy devastates Cuba and Haiti. Two countries who don't want our help. Fark 'em. That's why they weren't news.


What do you have against Haiti? They don't have any issue with the US, other than being dirt poor

29 Dec 2012 06:23 PM
Lionel Mandrake    [TotalFark]  

Lost Thought 00: KeelingLovesCornholes: #2 - let's be accurate, Super Storm Sandy devastates Cuba and Haiti. Two countries who don't want our help. Fark 'em. That's why they weren't news.

What do you have against Haiti? They don't have any issue with the US, other than being dirt poor


I'm pretty sure most Cubans don't either, but f*ck them because Castro!!1!

29 Dec 2012 06:27 PM
The Voice of Doom     
Snotnose
I don't unnerstand. Bookmark that javascript snippet? If so, how? If not, bookmark what? I run Chrome if it matters.


A bookmark is mainly an URL (well, and a description and whatnot) that your browser saves for you.
Those URLs can be, for example:
* weblinks (http://foo.com/bar)
* links to local files (file:///foo/bar.html)
* javascript functions (javascript:doSomeStuffWithTheCurrentP age() )

Those Javascript-bookmarks are also called "bookmarklet"s and they'll work on/with the site you're looking at when you click on them.

They're a poor man's browser extension (or a Greasemonkey script if that means anything to you) and most useful if you put them somewhere where you can access them quickly.
For example, my browser's bookmarks toolbar contains some bookmarklets I use almost daily and a folder for those I use less often.

That deslide one just takes the URL of the site you're currently looking at in your browser (tab) and opens a new window with that URL submitted to the deslider.

To create a bookmarklet, you just create a new bookmark and copy&paste the Javascript into the "Location" (or URL or whatever it's called in your browser) text field of the new/edit bookmark dialog.

In this case you could also right-click the "bookmarklet"-URL I highlighted in the deslider screenshot above; your browser should offer you something like "bookmark this link" when you do so.

There's another example of a bookmarklet with screenshots at the bottom of my Fark profile under "Enable images in threads with images disabled".

29 Dec 2012 06:30 PM
KeelingLovesCornholes     

Lost Thought 00: KeelingLovesCornholes: #2 - let's be accurate, Super Storm Sandy devastates Cuba and Haiti. Two countries who don't want our help. Fark 'em. That's why they weren't news.

What do you have against Haiti? They don't have any issue with the US, other than being dirt poor


Ever heard of Papa Doc Duvalier? Dictatorship at its worst. They want to not be dirt poor? Accept foreign investment. They are influenced by Cuba to resist it.

29 Dec 2012 06:30 PM
Too_many_Brians     

studs up: Fast and Furious is no big deal? Really? Take the us v. them politics out of it (my party right or wrong) and ask yourself if arming the cartels is a good idea. Both Bush AND Obama were stupid about this plan.


Wait. I thought guns were not the problem? Guns don't kill people and all that? Or was I misinfromed?

29 Dec 2012 06:35 PM
Lost Thought 00     

KeelingLovesCornholes: Ever heard of Papa Doc Duvalier? Dictatorship at its worst. They want to not be dirt poor? Accept foreign investment. They are influenced by Cuba to resist it.


Hell of a grudge you've got there, given the guy died over 40 years ago. Many worse people have come and gone since then

29 Dec 2012 06:38 PM
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